It appears that Moveon.Org is under the impression that they can Pass the Public Option in an up or down vote. Oddly enough, it appears the Senate will barely have enough votes to do Reconcilliation on a screwed up version of the Health Care Bill without some open Public Option. Are they Living in the Real World?? Or do they know something we don't?
Here is the E-mail, as Always you may want to call yourself to counter the Move.On Radical Strategy:
"Dear MoveOn member,
This is huge: Yesterday, five more senators called for a fair up-or-down vote on the public option—including the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin.1
After last week's summit, this is yet another sign that Democrats are ready to get the job done and pass comprehensive health care.
With 30 senators now calling for a vote on the public option, we're more than halfway there. We need the drumbeat of support to continue—and that means getting your senator, Claire McCaskill, on board.
Can you call Senator McCaskill right away and urge her to come out publicly in favor of an up-or-down vote on the public option?
Here's where to call:
Senator Claire McCaskillPhone: 202-224-6154
Then, please report your call by clicking here:
Once again, House and Senate progressives have proven the media elites wrong: no matter how often the public option is pronounced dead, it remains very much alive.
So far, 120 House members and 30 senators—including the most recent, Sens. Dick Durbin (IL), Patty Murray (WA), Jeff Bingaman (NM), Ben Cardin (MD), and Amy Klobuchar (MN)—have publicly urged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold a majority vote on the public option.3
Support is building—given that polls show the public option is very popular with voters, it just makes sense to give it an up-or-down vote.4
But conventional wisdom is powerful. In order to get to a vote, we need to keep pounding away at it with supporter after supporter—and that means we need Sen. McCaskill to speak out.
Can you call her right away? Ask her to come out publicly in support of a fair vote on the public option through reconciliation.
Thanks for all you do.
–Kat, Marika, Wes, Ilyse, and the rest of the team"